Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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RE: Sound Issues
by Myst on Wed 24th Sep 2003 02:41 UTC

> Did you not read the previous comment? The problem is NOT with XMMS, it is with all sound apps, they just don't share the sound.

Maybe you didn't read _MY_ comment fully. Your soundcard only has one output channel in hardware.

The first app to get it will have the sound until it closes the device.

If ESD or ARTS isn't the first app then you are out of luck. Similarly, since ESD is configured by default to release the device if no clients are using it then XMMS (which is configured by default to do OSS output I believe) will have control over the device.

This is coming from someone using Slackware 9.1 on his T23 with a cheap soundcard with one output channel using ALSA drivers, XMMS using ALSA output because ESD has synchronization issues with the video card and ESD for everything else.